RUMOR: Apple lining up quad-core ‘A6’ processor suppliers

“Packaging and testing firm Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) is likely to snatch outsourcing orders for Apple’s new processor dubbed A6, according to industry sources,” Ingrid Lee and Jessie Shen report for DigiTimes.

“Apple recently conducted a visit to SPIL’s assembly line, and both parties discussed opportunities for cooperation, the sources revealed. SPIL stands a chance of becoming the first packaging and testing service provider designated by Apple, cutting into the supply chain of the vendor’s processor line, the sources said,” Lee and Shen report.

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“Apple’s upcoming A6, likely to be a quad-core design, and reportedly is being trial manufactured by TSMC with volume production slated to begin as early as the second quarter of 2012, according to industry sources,” Lee and Shen report.

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[Attribution: AppleInsider. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]


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